Content Tagged with Ismaili Centres

Central atrium and staircase at the Ismaili Center Houston. Each atrium is designed in such a way as to fill the heart of the building with natural light.

The new Ismaili Center in Houston will express in physical form the Jamat’s commitment to building a pluralist society and finding ways to unite diverse people and cultures. The Center’s design is contemporary, yet reflects a historically rooted, rich architectural heritage. It combines modern architectural technology with traditional Persian forms and ornament, including ceramic mosaics and mashrabiya screens.

The forecourt garden with its reflecting pool at the entrance of the building creates a contemplative atmosphere. The new Center will feature beautiful spaces, intricate geometry, and highly crafted work.

Established by Mawlana Hazar Imam for the Jamat in the USA and around the world, the new Ismaili Center will represent dialogue between faith and world, East and West, traditional and contemporary, and between humanity and nature.

Join us for an exclusive presentation from Houston, Texas, USA, on Monday 15 November 2021, featuring the design architect Farshid Moussavi and landscape architect Thomas Woltz, to preview the design of the upcoming Ismaili Center.

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture plays an important role in influencing global architectural discourse and promoting innovative solutions to problems faced by many societies.

Join us live from Lisbon, Portugal, for two special events featuring lectures from Aga Khan Award for Architecture Steering Committee members, Her Excellency Sheikha Mai Al Khalifa and Meisa Batayneh. The lectures will take place on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 October, and will be streamed live on The Ismaili TV.

The Ismaili Centre Roof Garden is one of London’s hidden gems. The serene setting of this beautiful courtyard style garden draws from the traditions of Islamic faith that have inspired outstanding buildings for many centuries throughout the world.

A ‘lover’ to be, I saw you many a time but ignored you. Yet thousands would have eloped with you, I knew nothing of you.